Friday, June 15, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (June 15)

On this date in...

1966: On THE GUIDING LIGHT, Bill lamented his failure with Ed.

1975: SEARCH FOR TOMORROW co-stars Peter Simon (Scott) and Courtney Sherman (Kathy) were married. Simon would eventually go on to a long run at GUIDING LIGHT while Sherman wrote (and sometimes appeared on) AS THE WORLD TURNS.

1981: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven was enthusiastic about her wedding to Sky.

1982: Dody Goodman debuted on TEXAS as Mavis Cobb.

1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Beth and Lujack hit the beach with "Almost Paradise" playing in the background. Watch the classic episode below.

1987: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Rod had a session with Dr. Michaels (Courtney Sherman).

2004: Jeff Branson debuted on ALL MY CHILDREN as Jonathan Lavery.

2007: The Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles was the site of the 34th Daytime Emmy Awards where GUIDING LIGHT and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS tied for Outstanding Drama Series.  Other winners included Maura West, Christian LeBlanc, Genie Francis, Rick Hearst, Jennifer Landon and Bryton McClure (now James).

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Randall Edwards (ex-Delia, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Annie, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 57
Eileen Davidson (Ashley, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Ashley, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Kristen, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Kelly, SANTA BARBARA) - 53
Courteney Cox (ex-Bunny, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 48
Greg Vaughan (ex-Lucky, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Diego, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Cliff, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 39
Neil Patrick Harris (ex-Preston, JACK & BOBBY) - 39
Elizabeth Reaser (Tammy, THE GOOD WIFE) - 37
Anna Torv (Olivia, FRINGE) - 34
Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Griffin, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Tony, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Eddie, FASHION HOUSE) - 31
Ryan Marsini (ex-Jason, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-River, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 20

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing that the beautiful Randall Edwards is 57 years young--wow!

    Brian :-)